Dungeon Keeper 2

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Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Keeper 2 - cover art.jpg
Release dates
June 30, 1999
Dungeon Keeper 2 at WineHQ
 Dungeon Keeper 2 at Wikipedia
Dungeon Keeper
Dungeon Keeper 1997
The Deeper Dungeons
Dungeon Keeper 2 1999

General information

More information Dungeon Keeper Wiki
More information GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known
GOG.com DRM-free Updated for compatibility with modern systems.
Origin Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg

Essential improvements[edit]


A list of all the patches available for the game can be found here.

The latest patch available is v1.7.

The GOG.com version of game includes latest patch, and is compatibile with modern system

General Improvement Mod (GIM), community made, fixing some issues on modern systems

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Settings

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin Unknown
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Bronze.svg See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Impossible
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native 1st Person view only.
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Master, Voide, Music, Sfx.
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Native Important messages have associated text.
Briefing, debriefing have absent subtitles, and some are overridden when the Horned Reaper collects the portal gem.
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 4
Online play Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Unknown


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7575

Issues unresolved[edit]

Main menu frame rate[edit]

The main menu (and anything associated with that area) has a generally poor frame rate. It is most likely caused by the display of the menu or overlay.

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows Vista compatibility[edit]

Known issues include startup crash, a black cover over what should be visible, and in-game crashes. The following steps fix most of these problems.

Fix Description[1]

  1. Set compatibility mode for DKII.EXE to Windows XP (or Windows 2000).
  2. Create or modify a shortcut to Dungeon Keeper 2, and add commandline parameters -32biteverything and -disablegamma.
  3. Disable Hardware Acceleration in the graphics menu (takes effect when you start a new map).
  4. Set resolution to 640x480.
  5. Disable QSound in the audio menu.

Crashes etc.[edit]

Copy unofficial patch "GIM_v1.05" (latest version, download ), and run game trought "DKII-DX.exe" (set compatibility to windows 2000)

Map editor installation[edit]

The instructions for installing the map editor are incorrect.

Fix Editor installation

  1. Extract the files within DK2Editor.zip to <path-to-game>\Data\editor instead of the folder described in the readme.

If it was installed in the main folder, you will receive an error message about being unable to find GlobalVariables.kwd, and will need to kill the process (as it will otherwise remain at 100% CPU).

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz Intel Pentium 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
500 MB
Video card (GPU)
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. Dungeon Keeper 2 on Vista